University of Florida Opens News and Science Facilities With Help from Harris

Vendor donates $3 Million
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GAINESVILLE, FLA.: The University of Florida recently dedicated two new facilities with participation from Harris. The Melbourne, Fla., broadcast equipment vendor said it donated $3 million to the school for renovating the Computer and Information Science Engineering building, and for the establishment of research and faculty funding endowments.

UF also opened a new 21st Century News Laboratory in the College of Journalism and Communications Center for Media Innovation and Research. The lab, opened Sept. 24, is outfitted with high-definition production and broadcast equipment from Harris, which also assisted with the design. It’s said to encompass the “multimedia environment typical of today’s commercial broadcasting operations.”